Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad
June 2004 to July 2018
Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar was the Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Malaysia's strategic investment fund from June 2004 to July 2018. During the 14+ years as its longest serving CEO, Khazanah established itself as a leading sovereign fund in the region and beyond, as its portfolio value trebled from RM33bn in 2004 to RM115.6bn at the end of 2017.
Other notable achievements included leading the GLC (Government-Linked Companies) Transformation Program, the development of the Iskandar Malaysia special development zone, and the internationalization of Khazanah and its companies and into new growth sectors. In addition, Khazanah is also well recognized as a leading proponent of impact and responsible investing, corporate governance, Islamic Finance, and implementing a holistic value creation framework of Building True Value from a financial, economic and societal value creation standpoint.
Prior to Khazanah, he co-founded a boutique financial advisory, BinaFikir, and prior to that was the Head of Investment Research at UBS and Solomon Smith Barney, Malaysia. He started his career at Malaysia's national electricity utility, Tenaga Nasional.
He obtained a M.Phil. in Development Studies (with distinction) from Darwin College, Cambridge University and a Diploma in Islamic Studies from International Islamic University Malaysia. For his services to the nation, Azman was awarded the P.S.M medal by the King of Malaysia in 2008 which carries the title "Tan Sri".